Cumberbatch, 41, reportedly jumped out of his Uber cab to assist a bicycle owner from the meals supply firm Deliveroo, who was being attacked by a bunch of would-be muggers in central London.
Deliveroo thanked Cumberbatch in a tweet on Saturday, describing his actions as courageous.
“Deliveroo riders are heroes — their security is our precedence and any violence towards them is completely unacceptable,” the supply firm mentioned
The bicycle owner, who was in his 20s, was making a supply when 4 males pounced on him and punched him within the face in an try to take his bike, London’s Metropolitan Police mentioned in an announcement.
The group fled with out stealing something, and the bicycle owner didn’t require hospital remedy, police mentioned in regards to the incident in November.
“The bicycle owner was fortunate, Benedict’s a superhero,” his Uber driver Manuel Dias informed the paper.
“Benedict was brave, courageous and selfless. If he hadn’t stepped within the bicycle owner may have been severely injured,” Dias added of the actor who performs Sherlock Holmes within the long-running BBC TV collection.
Very similar to the British detective he’s recognized for taking part in, Cumberbatch was matter-of-fact when contacted by the Solar.
“I did it out of, properly, I needed to, you realize . . .” he reportedly mentioned.